Beer O'Clock Show

Month: November 2014

Episode 90 – Five Points IPA

 

This week we’re joined by Peter McKerry from Drunken Cinema to review the newly released Five Points Brewing Co’s IPA, now available from Ales By Mail.

There’s an interview with Doreen from Five Points, we chat with Peter about his blog and marvel at the majesticness of his beard.

This plus the return of the pips, news about the Crimbo Crawl, chatter and another stunning #PrizelessPrize.

It’s beerd o’clock!

Episode 89 – Vienna IPA

 

Oh VIENNAAAAAAAAAAA! (Sorry about that) This week we review the winner of the Thornbridge/Waitrose homebrew contest, Graham Nelson’s Vienna IPA (stockists here). We’re also joined by Graham and Thornbridge head brewer Rob Lovatt to chat about the beer, competition and brewing in general.

There’s hardly as news this week as Brewdog didn’t write anything for us, but we announce the winners of our Beer 52 competitions and there’s the #prizelessprize Instagram of the week.

All this plus updates about our Crimbo Crawl and all of the usual beery banter – it’s beer o’clock!

UK Top 10 Porters/Stouts (7.5% & higher)

 

Once again, only 4 votes seperated the top 2 beers in this poll…

1. Magic Rock Bourbon Barrel Bearded Lady 10.5% ABV

Normally we’d get a guest blogger to write the piece about the winner but I couldn’t think of a bigger Magic Rock fanboy than me! So here’s what I thought when I sampled the 2013 version last Christmas… After I got through the wax seal and cracked the top I was instantly greeted with sweet piney, roasted aromas. The pour is thick, black (even though it’s a brown stout) and leaves a lovely creamy brown head. There is a big boozy aroma from the glass and you get coffee laced with cream while at the same time almost getting a whiff of JD and coke. The taste is like nothing I have ever sampled before. It’s like a smooth espresso and the bourbon ageing is coming through in every gulp. But it’s not harsh, it’s smooth, it’s warming and it just makes you keep going in for more. Big piney aromas continue throughout the drink, there is a thick flavour and finish, but I just can’t get over how smooth it is. As I near the end of the glass the smoothness continues, but the roasted flavours begin to give way and there’s slight fruit tones in there. This is so well balanced and so well delivered.

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Episode 88 – KeTo Reporter

 

This week we dive into another of our Italian beers courtesy of Beers From Italy with a very interesting one indeed – KeTo RePorter. Joining us for this review is #SomeRandomBlokeOffTwitter and the Legendary Palate himself, Justin Mason.

In the news we bring you up to speed with what’s been happening at Brewdog and there are some new beer releases.

There’s also an exclusive interview that Steve and Justin did with Alex Troncoso, the Director of Brewing at Camden Town Brewery about the game-changing new beer, IHL.

History is made when we award the first ever joint #PrizelessPrize as we just couldn’t split the pictures from 2 of our regular contributors (Fantastic Film & Sparkyrite)

All this plus the usual beery news and chatter, it’s Beer O’Clock!

 

Episode 87 – Bad Kitty

 

This week we’re joined by YouTube megastar Rob from Hopzine to sample an interesting little beer in ‘ Bad Kitty’ from Brass Castle. Plus we have an interview with Phil and Ian talking about the beer and the brewery.

There’s our beery news, competitions and don’t forget to check out Ep 41 of 11pm Somewhere for an exclusive review of Galway Bay’s ‘Buried at Sea’ and a mega annoucement about season 6.

Our #PrizelessPrize goes to the ‘most Scottish beer picture ever’ and there’s the usual beery chatter.

It’s beer o’clock!

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